Tag Archives: Michael Steele

Steele Battles CPAC Head Over Racist Comment

As I reported earlier today, last night CPAC communications director Ian Walters drew gasps from the audience when he declared that Michael Steele had only been elected RNC chairman because he is black. This afternoon Steele got into it with CPAC head Matt Schlapp, who told Steele he need to “have some grace” over the insult. As you’ll see in ...

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CPAC Official Shocks Audience: We Elected Michael Steele As RNC Chairman Because He’s A Black Guy

The Observer reports: Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) communication director Ian Walters sparked controversy with a racially charged insult hurled at former RNC chair Michael Steele on Friday night. “We elected Mike Steele as chairman because he was a black guy, that was the wrong thing to do,” Walters told hundreds of conservatives during the conference’s Ronald Reagan dinner as ...

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Michael Steele On Tony Perkins’ Hypocrisy: Shut The Hell Up And Don’t Ever Preach To Me Again [VIDEO]

“I have very simple admonition: just shut the hell up and don’t preach to me about anything ever again. I don’t want to hear it, because after telling me who to love, what to believe, what to do and what not to do and now you sit back and the prostitutes don’t matter, the grabbing the you-know-what doesn’t matter, the ...

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Michael Steele Becomes Fifth Former RNC Chairman To Announce That He Won’t Be Voting For Donald Trump

The Week reports: Former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele just can’t stomach voting for either major-party presidential candidate. “I was damn near puking during the debates,” Steele said Thursday at a dinner in San Francisco in honor of the 40th anniversary of Mother Jones. Steele, who led the RNC from 2009 to 2011 as the first black GOP chairman, ...

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MSNBC: Dan Savage Argues Indiana With Hater Ryan Anderson And Michael Steele

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Today In GOP Infighting

Washington Secrets reports: The catfight between former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele and his replacement, Reince Priebus, has reached screech level, with Steele belittling the party’s new focus on minorities as old news. Appearing on the “Andrea Tantaros Show,” a nationally syndicated radio show, Steele said the GOP’s $10 million minority outreach effort ignored his plan instituted four years ...

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At Last Night’s GOProud Party

Over at Slate, Dave Weigel has recapped last night’s GOProud party at CPAC, which sported an open bar sponsored by the Poker Players Alliance, a group that lobbies lawmakers for the legalization of internet gambling. I don’t recall having seen online poker on GOProud’s 2011 agenda, but whatevs, because this is the best part of Weigel’s review: A word about ...

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Michael Steele Drops RNC Chair Bid

Three ballots so far and no one has reached the 85 votes needed to win. Reince Priebus leads with 54 votes, but Michael Steele is reportedly telling his backers to throw their support behind Pfizer lobbyist Maria Cino.

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Debate Watch: 100% Of RNC Chair Candidates Denounce Same-Sex Marriage

RNC Chairman Michael Steele is fighting for his job at today’s debate, where every single candidate responded to NOM’s question on marriage equality by invoking Jeebus, traditional values, and the sanctity of one man-one woman.

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Matt Baume: This Week In Prop 8

A new weekly series from San Francisco activist Matt Baume. Today the candidates for chair of the RNC will hold a debate and Baume encourages you to submit a question about marriage equality.

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NOM Interviews Michael Steele

Even though he holds a slim chance of reelection, NOM included current RNC chair Michael Steele in their vettings of all the candidates for the position he now occupies. Steele says that should the courts ultimately strike down Prop 8, he’d support a renewed push for the Federal Marriage Amendment. Transcript by Towleroad: Without hesitation or doubt. In fact we ...

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NOM Wants To Pick New RNC Chairman

With Michael Steele unlikely to be reelected as chairman of the Republican National Committee, NOM has been interviewing all of the contenders, saying that they will attempt to block any candidate that doesn’t toe their anti-gay line. Here they interview former Michigan GOP chair Saul Anuzis, who ran unsuccessfully for the national slot in 2009.

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World’s Second-Worst Hairpiece Suggested To Replace Michael Steele As RNC Chair

In a long story about potential candidates to replace RNC chair Michael Steele, Politics Daily closes with this: Maybe the GOP just wants to forget questions such as color and gender and pick the Republicans Party’s resident bad-ass. I’m talking, of course, about arch-conservative author, actor, and martial arts champion Chuck Norris. If you have high school kids, you’ve heard ...

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National Review: Palin For RNC Chairman

The National Review thinks Sarah Palin would be a great replacement for Michael Steele as chairman of the Republican National Committee. This is a job for Sarah Palin. Palin would be a much better RNC chairman than presidential candidate or freelance kingmaker. She’d raise tons of money and help recruit good candidates, i.e., she’d excel at doing the things Steele ...

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Michael Steele: Afghanistan Is A War Of Obama’s Choosing

RNC chairman Michael Steele told a crowd at a Connecticut GOP fundraiser that Afghanistan was a “war of Obama’s choosing” and “is not something that the United States has actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in.” That may be the final straw for Steele as even Liz Cheney is now calling for his resignation. Not for lying about how the ...

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Michael Steele: I Am Almost Confident That Jobs Were Created By Dubya

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Spill, Baby, Spill!

(Via – AmericaBlog)

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More Hot Water For Michael Steele

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Jon Stewart Vs. Muppet Michael Steele

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GOP Flacks Call For Steele To Resign

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